In the 1980’s Apple would run commercials predicting how the world would look in the future. Here’s one:
Pretty remarkable. A bit 80’s cheesy, but still fairly close to what we’re doing these days.
But here’s an observation and a question. There was a time before personal computers and the internet when writers had great visions about the kinds of things we’d see in the future. Those writers had incredible imagination and they understood the moral implications of their high-tech visions. But now that we actually have some of the stuff around, we don’t seem to produce the same quality or number of visionary writers. What happened?